• 'Harry Potter' star Matthew Lewis engaged
    Los Angeles, Dec 11 : Actor Matthew Lewis, known for playing the hapless yet lovable character Neville Longbottom in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, has got engaged to his girlfriend whom he has been dating for ten months.

  • China launches new-generation weather satellite
    Beijing, Dec 11 : China launched a weather satellite at 12:11 a.m. local time on Sunday, marking an upgrade of China's meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit.

  • Suicide bombing kills 33 Yemeni soldiers in Aden
    Aden, Dec 11 : At least 33 soldiers were killed and more than 40 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a military base near Aden's airport on Saturday.

  • Jennifer Lawrence embarrasses Chris Pratt
    Los Angeles, Dec 11 : Actress Jennifer Lawrence embarrassed Chris Pratt on the set of "Passengers" by blaming him for her girly scream.

  • Nobel Prize: Patti Smith falters during Bob Dylan tribute
    Oslo, Dec 11 : Representing Nobel laureate Bob Dylan at the prize-giving, a very nervous US singer Patti Smith forgot the lines of the artist's song "A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall" in Stockholm on Saturday.

  • Rs 8 crore seized from Delhi law firm
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : A law firm here was raided on Saturday and Rs 8 crore, including Rs 2 crore in new denomination currency notes, was seized from the premises, a police officer said.

  • Need to focus on economic dimension of migration: India
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : India on Saturday said that countries across the world that face the problems of migration should focus on the economic dimension of the phenomenon.

  • Three arrested in debit, credit card skimming scan in Goa
    Panaji, Dec 10 : Three persons from Agra were arrested here on Saturday in connection with a debit and credit card skimming racket, a police spokesperson said.

  • Team has enough bench strength to quell Forlan absence: Mumbai coach
    Kolkata, Dec 10 : Mumbai City FC will not miss marquee player Diego Forlan who is set to be suspended for their all-important semi-final second leg at home due to a red card he picked up on Saturday in the first leg against Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) which they lost 2-3, their coach said.

  • Telangana panel recommends minimum 9 percent quota for Muslims
    Hyderabad, Dec 10 : The commission of inquiry on socio-economic and educational conditions of Muslims in Telangana has recommended to the state government to provide 12 percent or minimum 9 percent reservation to the community in jobs and education.

  • Kolkata pledges to stand up for others on Human Rights Day
    Kolkata, Dec 10 : People from various walks of life joined hands to celebrate the 68th anniversary of International Human Rights Day here on Saturday through seminars, discussions and cultural programmes.

  • Two Bodo militants killed in Assam
    Guwahati, Dec 10 : Two cadres of the anti-talk faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were killed during an operation in Assam's Kokrajhar district early on Saturday. a defence spokesman said.

  • Daler Mehndi mesmerises visitors at The Sacred Pushkar fest
    Pushkar, Dec 10 : The first day of 'Shree Cement The Sacred Pushkar - a festival of music, yoga and meditation' concluded with high-voltage musical performances by leading Sufi and classical artistes at the beautifully decorated Jaipur Ghat here on Saturday.

  • Ghana's president-elect says he won't let Ghanaians down
    Accra, Dec 10 : The candidate of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assured that he would not let Ghanaians down after winning the closely contested presidential election on Friday.

  • Rs 136 cr in cash, 209 kg gold seized from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka (Intro Roundup)
    Chennai/Bengaluru, Dec 10 : Taxmen on Saturday recovered 177 kg of gold and Rs 130 crore -- of which Rs 34 crore was in new 2,000 rupee notes -- in the biggest ever seizure in the country from three Tamil Nadu businessmen, including a government contractor, officials said.

  • Suicide bombing kills 33 Yemeni soldiers at military base
    Sana'a, Dec 10 : At least 33 pro-government soldiers were killed and more than 40 injured when a suicide bomber targeted a military base near the airport in Aden city on Saturday, security officials said.

  • Post-demonetisation queues for larger good, time for e-money: PM (Roundup)
    Deesa (Gujarat), Dec 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said people queuing up at banks and ATMs after demonetisation were doing so for the larger good of the country in keeping with its tradition of selflessness but also stressed that they should adopt e-banking.

  • ATK pip Mumbai City FC 3-2 in ISL semi first leg
    Kolkata, Dec 10 : Former champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) edged past ten-man Mumbai City FC 3-2 in a rip-roaring semi-final first leg of the Indian Super League at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Sushma successfully undergoes kidney transplant
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday successfully underwent a scheduled kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and will need at least a week to properly recover, hospital's Director M.C. Misra said on Saturday.

  • Italian president in talks to form transition government
    Rome, Dec 10 : Italian President Sergio Mattarella was on Saturday in talks with party leaders in order to form a new transition government.

  • Class 10 student stabbed to death by classmate in Delhi
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Friday evening by his classmate following an argument, police said.

  • Tamil Nadu to recommend Jayalalithaa's name for Bharat Ratna
    Chennai, Dec 10 : The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday decided to recommend to the Union government to confer the Bharat Ratna on late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.

  • Tyagi's arrest does dent IAF's reputation: Air Chief Marshal Raha
    Kolkata, Dec 10 : The arrest of former Indian Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi in the Rs 3,767-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal case has dented the IAF's reputation of being a professional force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said here on Saturday.

  • Junior Hockey World Cup: India defeat England in thriller
    Lucknow, Dec 10 : India defeated England 5-3 in their second Pool D match to virtually assure themselves a quarter-final spot in the men's Junior Hockey World Cup here on Saturday.

  • Delhi Metro increases smart card recharge limit to Rs 2,000 till Dec 31
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday said that it has increased the metro smart card recharge limit to Rs 2,000 from Dec 11 till Dec 31.

  • Over Rs 6 cr cash, 32 kg gold haul in Karnataka town
    Bengaluru, Dec 10 : Over Rs 6 crore in cash, including Rs.5.7 crore in new Rs 2,000 notes, and 32 kg gold and jewellery were seized from a hawala operator at a small town in central Karnataka, said a income tax (IT) official on Saturday.

  • Iran slams UN resolution on Syria, calls it 'unilateral'
    Tehran, Dec 10 : Iran's representative to the UN criticised a recent resolution on Syria as "unilateral" and not dealing with "the reality on the ground", media reports said on Saturday.

  • Some people misleading party top brass for selfish motives: Shivpal Yadav
    Lucknow, Dec 10 : Samajwadi Party's Uttar Pradesh unit President Shivpal Yadav, who has been embroiled in a bitter power tussle with his nephew and state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the last few months, said that some people were misleading the party's top brass for their selfish motives.

  • Vasundhara inducts two new faces in cabinet, four as state ministers
    Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Dec. 10 : Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia on Saturday inducted Behror MLA Dr. Jaswant Singh Yadav and Nimbahera MLA Shrichand Kriplani in her cabinet and four others were sworn in as State Ministers during a cabinet expansion after two years.

  • US to send 200 additional troops to Syria ahead of Raqqa offensive
    London [UK], Dec. 10 : The United States will send as many as 200 additional troops to help Kurdish and Arab fighters launch an assault on Islamic State's key stronghold of Raqqa.

  • France charges man arrested over foiled attack in Paris
    Paris, Dec 11 : French anti-terrorist judge on Saturday charged a man with alleged involvement in a foiled attack planned for December 1 in the French capital, local media reported.

  • Islamic State re-enters Syria's Palmyra
    Damascus, Dec 11 : The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group entered the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday, nine months after the Syrian army captured it, a monitor group reported.

  • Sharon Osbourne confirms Cheryl, Liam Payne's 'happy' news
    London, Dec 11 : TV host Sharon Osbourne has confirmed Cheryl and Liam Payne are expecting a baby as she sent a congratulatory message to the former "X Factor" judge.

  • 20 injured in Istanbul explosions
    Istanbul, Dec 11 : At least 20 people were injured in two explosions that hit central Istanbul late on Saturday, the authorities said.

  • Pawan Ruia brought to Kolkata
    Kolkata, Dec 11 : Ruia Group Chairman and engineering firm jessop and Co owner Pawan Ruia was flown in to Kolkata on Saturday night from New Delhi, where he was arrested by West Bengal CID officers in the morning.

  • Several feared dead as building collapses in Nigeria
    Lagos, Dec 11 : Several people are feared dead and others injured after a church building collapsed in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria, local authority said on Saturday.

  • Blue is the colour of life, say Farhan, Shraddha
    Mumbai, Dec 10 : Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday said blue is the colour of life for them, and in a new night, as they unveiled as new range of colours for Dulux paints.

  • Railway begins free accidental insurance cover for tickets booked online
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : The Indian Railways on Saturday started giving free accidental insurance cover to the passengers who booked their tickets through online mode, IRCTC officials said.

  • Congress condemns Vijayan being stopped from attending Bhopal programme
    Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 : Congress' Kerala unit chief V.M. Sudheeran on Saturday night condemned the Madhya Pradesh Police from preventing Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan from attending a function in Bhopal earlier in the day.

  • India to support Mauritius in training and capacity building: Parrkar
    Port Louis (Mauritius), Dec 10 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is on a two-day visit to Mauritius, on Saturday said that India would continue to extend its full support for training and capacity building of Mauritius.

  • Bagan, East Bengal officials fined
    Kolkata, Dec 10 : City football giants Mohun Bagan's Assistant Secretary Srinjoy Bose and Finance Secretary Debasish Dutta were on Saturday fined R 1 lakh each for the team not playing in the Calcutta Football League (CFL) derby on September 7.

  • SRK launches Vikram Phadnis' debut film with a muhurat clap
    Mumbai, Dec 10 : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday came for the traditional mahurat clap of designer Vikram Phadnis's directorial debut Marathi film "Hrudayantar" and wished its team good luck.

  • IT sector seeks government support in view of increasing global protectionism
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : The IT industry on Saturday sought government support in view of the increasing global trends of protectionism and anti-globalisation, during the pre-Budget consultative meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an official statement said.

  • Mistry woos Tata Power investors to stay on board
    Mumbai, Dec 10 : Tata Sons' ousted chairman Cyrus P Mistry has sought the support of Tata Power Company's shareholders to remain as director on its board, said the company on Saturday.

  • Indian, Bangladesh coast guards discuss safety, security of Bay of Bengal
    Kolkata, Dec 10 : Matters relating to maritime safety and security of the Bay of Bengal were discussed in a meeting between senior officials of Indian and Bangladeshi coast guards here on Saturday, a defence official said.

  • Man arrested for foiled terror attack in Paris
    Paris, Dec 10 : A French anti-terrorist judge on Saturday charged a man with alleged involvement in a foiled terror attack planned for December 1 in the French capital, local media reports said.

  • Jessop owner Ruia arrested in Delhi, company questions move (Roundup)
    Kolkata, Dec 10 : Kolkata-headquartered Ruia Group Chairman and country's oldest engineering firm, Jessop and Co's owner Pawan Ruia was arrested from his New Delhi residence on Saturday by the West Bengal CID personnel in connection with a complaint of theft filed by the Railways.

  • 177 kg gold, Rs 130 cr seized from TN businessmen trio
    Chennai, Dec 10 : The Income Tax department has seized a whopping 177 kg gold - the highest seizure ever in the country - and Rs 130 crore, of which Rs 34 crore was in new denomination currency, in raids on three businessmen in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district, an official said.

  • Use free Wi-Fi to download books, not films: Nitish Kumar
    Patna, Dec 10 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday advised youths, particularly students, to use free Wi-Fi facility to download books instead of films.

  • Minister asks scientists to develop techniques for marginal farmers
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh made an appeal to agriculture scientists on Saturday to develop techniques adaptable to the needs of the huge number of marginal farmers in the country.

  • India conquer England 5-3 in Junior Hockey World Cup
    Lucknow, Dec 10 : India got the better of England 5-3 in Pool D to virtually assure themselves a quarter-final spot in the men's Junior Hockey World Cup here on Saturday.

  • Rs 30 crore, 32 kg gold seized from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka (Roundup)
    Bengaluru/Chennai Dec 10 : Taxmen have seized Rs 5.7 crore in new 2,000 notes, Rs 90 lakh in old denomination and 32 kg of gold and jewellery from a secret locker in a bathroom in a Karnataka town, officials said on Saturday, hours after Rs 24 crore, also in new notes, were recovered from a government contractor's car in Tamil Nadu.

  • ATK pip Mumbai City FC 3-2 to have last laugh in ISL semi first leg
    Kolkata, Dec 10 : Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) edged past Mumbai City FC 3-2 in a rip-roaring semi-final first leg at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium here on Saturday to take the upper hand going into the second offing.

  • Doordarshan to launch new channel for Northeast
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said in an official release on Saturday that a new Doordarshan channel dedicated to the Northeast -- Arun Prabha -- will be launched in January.

  • Aadhar enabled payment system to be rolled out shortly
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : In an attempt to give a big push to cashless transactions, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will shortly roll out the Android-based Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AEPS) application, said officials.

  • Russia vows to take WADA doping allegations seriously
    Moscow, Dec 10 : A senior Russian sports official vowed on Saturday that the country would take the recent report on a state-sponsored doping system in the country seriously, although the accusations were "unpleasant".

  • US rate, political risks to keep rupee under stress (Rupee Outlook)
    Mumbai, Dec 10 : Heightened chances of a US rate hike, along with a slower pace of reforms and soon to be released domestic macro-economic inflation data, are expected to keep the Indian rupee under pressure during the upcoming week.

  • Delhi leopard captured, experts happy that it was not killed
    New Delhi, Dec 10 : The three-year-leopard, which had been 'staying' in the Yamuna Biodiversity park for about a month, was successfully captured on Saturday, with Delhi Forest Department officials expressing relief that this had avoided an ugly man-animal conflict like in the case of the Gurugram leopard which was last month beaten to death by villagers.

  • Nation can't progress till women are empowered: UP Governor
    Kunda (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 10 : For any country to progress, its women have to be empowered and contribute to nation-building, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik said here on Saturday.

  • ISL semi-final 1st leg: Kerala coach Steve Coppell calls for fresh start
    Kochi [India], Dec. 10 : Kerala Blasters coach Steve Coppell has warned his team that their past record in the Indian Super League (ISL) will count for nothing as they attempt to set aside the challenge of Delhi Dynamos in first leg of the semi-finals at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.